The CAC is pleased to partner with Bombay Sapphire as an exhibiting venue for the 5th Annual BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Artisan Series. The show will feature a juried selection of works by 20 regional artists.
One artist in the Artisan Series exhibition will be selected as the New Orleans Finalist at the Bombay Sapphire reception on October 4, 6-9pm, during the CAC's Art for Arts' Sake | Downtown event. Free Admission | Free Cocktail & Cuisine Tastings
The following artists have had their work chosen for inclusion in this exhibition:
Annie Laurie Erickson
L. Kasimu Harris
Eleanor Owen Kerr
Carl Joe Williams
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Gin and Russell and Danny Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation continue to partner together to showcase emerging artists. A select group of artists will be chosen from online submissions to participate in the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Artisan Series in New Orleans. The New Orleans winner will travel to Miami to participate in the Artisan Series Grand Finale event at SCOPE MIAMI BEACH Art Show. The creators of the top three pieces from the Grand Finale will participate in the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Artisan Series Mural project where they will create a mural in their hometowns. The Grand Finale Winner will receive a solo show at SCOPE NYC in March 2015.
Cameron Shaw, will serve as local juror and curator of the New Orleans exhibition. Cameron Shaw is the Executive Director and Founding Editor of Pelican Bomb. Shaw has over ten years of professional experience in contemporary visual art. Her leadership in the arts has been recognized by the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture and the World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper.
Her articles, interviews, and essays on art and visual culture have appeared in numerous publications and books, and, in 2009, she was awarded a Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for Short-Form Writing. Before moving to New Orleans, Shaw was Research Manager at David Zwirner Gallery in New York, and she has worked in curatorial departments at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. She received her B.A. in Art History from Yale University (cum laude with distinction in the major).